Students from unaccredited school system start classes in a different district

Aug. 15, 2013
About 250 students from the failing Riverview Gardens (Mo.) district are attending classes in the Mehlville district.

Nearly 60 students from the troubled Riverview Gardens (Mo.) School District went through the first-day-of-school routine of getting schedules and finding home rooms, but this year, they're attending Oakville High School in the Mehlville district. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that some had been up since 4:30 a.m. to catch buses to their new school. The transfer students at Oakville are among about 250 from Riverview Gardens who now go to various Mehlville schools, more than 20 miles away. A recent state Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for students in unaccredited districts such as Riverview Gardens to enroll in better districts.

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